Semantics Takes Tech to Tango

Within the symbiotic relationship between technology and standards, Jamie Hyman investigates the exciting technological breakthroughs that are pushing standards toward industry-wide adoption, while the very survival of some technology—namely, blockchain—depends on the advancement of semantics and ontologies.


While the recent development of revolutionary semantic technologies provides a glimpse of data’s exciting future, the technological foundation for semantics and standards is both solid and ancient. 

More than 2,000 years ago, Greeks first imagined ontologies. The originator is believed to be Pythagoras, the mathematician and scientist who led the first discussions on how to categorize human existence back around 500 BC, and since then, the concept has been applied to a wide variety of knowledge

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